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Game Changers: How Citizen Science and Gamification Are Transforming the Business World
The acclaimed educational reformer John Dewey once said, “every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination”. Today, this audacity is reflected in the rising influence of citizen driven innovation and science – that is, the collaboration of volunteer non-scientists...
Adding Eye Candy: 4 Visual Best Practices to Boost Engagement on Your Idea Generation Platform
The great Israeli artist Yaacov Agam once said “while the verbal can separate, the visual is understood by everyone.” The same principle holds true when it comes to boosting user engagement on your idea generation platform. Implementing sleek, eye-catching visuals wherever possible will help...
The Innovation Hotline: How Colruyt Group is Championing Intrapreneurship with Collaborative Idea Generation
Often times, the most successful and innovative companies stem from the humblest of origins. Colruyt Group is a great case in point. Its rapid expansion from a small, family-run wholesale goods business in 1928 into a multinational conglomerate with 30,000 employees, can be attributed in part to the creative – and ingenious – ways it has crowdsourced ideas from employees. Back in the 1970s, Colruyt pioneered the use of a telephone-based system to give their workforce a voice, and now in 2019 they are using Qmarkets’ cutting edge idea management platform to facilitate ideation on a whole new level…...
The Winning Formula for Financial Process Improvement – How TSYS is Defining the Future of Fintech
There has never been a more critical time for financial firms to prioritize innovation. Rapidly changing customer behaviours, disruptive digital technologies, and the emergence of agile fintech start-ups means that disruption is an ever-present danger. To counter these challenges, companies are increasingly focused on creating a culture of innovation to achieve financial process improvement. Total Systems Services (TSYS) – a fintech giant with more than 13,000 employees worldwide – presents a great example of the results this kind of initiative can deliver. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at how TSYS launched their revolutionary Project WOW (War...
5 Corporate Innovation Trends of 2019 Set to Disrupt the Business Landscape in 2020
2020 is shaping up to be a truly generation-defining year across the spectrum – from politics, to sport, to science and beyond. I mean, we’ve got the U.S presidential elections, the Tokyo Olympics, NASA’s Mars rover mission, and even the completion of the world’s...
How One of the World’s Largest Wineries is Fermenting Groundbreaking New Ideas with Qmarkets
Not so long ago, an Innovation Strategy Manager at a major vineyard was tasked with finding an efficient system for streamlining ideation. This system would need to be used to overcome departmental communication barriers, as well as drive the innovation that would help protect...
5 Innovation Best Practices for Launching Your Idea Management System – Qmarkets’ Head of Customer Success Shares Her Insights
Innovation Exploration – Unlocking Potential in Uncharted Territory The great American oceanographer Edith Widder once said: “Exploration is the engine that drives innovation, and Innovation drives economic growth… So let’s all go exploring.” ? Of course, exploring unfamiliar territory – Edith herself participated in...
Keep the Ball Rolling: 4 Continuous Improvement Methods for Long-Term Business Success
The 2019 Summer of Sports has finally arrived, with the Cricket World Cup in full swing, the FIFA Women’s World Cup just beginning, and a plethora of other major global competitions on the horizon. In these elite matches where victory can often be decided...
What Is Innovation Management? – Your Top 7 Innovation FAQs Answered
“Eureka!” We’ve all heard this famous ancient Greek term for “I’ve found it”. But how did it enter common parlance? The story goes that in the third century BC, the king of Syracuse ordered that Archimedes – the famous Greek inventor – find a way to determine whether his crown was made entirely out of pure gold, or whether he had been cheated. After agonizing in vain to come up with a solution, Archimedes ran himself a bath. Upon entering, he noticed that the more his body sunk, the more water was displaced – making the displaced water a...
How to Overcome Employee Engagement Barriers With a Continuous Improvement Program
As one of Qmarkets’ strategic partners, Above + Beyond (A+B) provides specialized management consulting services to companies across North America, including the leading payment solutions provider TSYS. In this Expert Spotlight piece, Sebastian Apelt – Managing Partner at A+B – shares how this innovative project has led to some remarkable results for all parties. The Danger of Employee Disengagement According to a recent poll by Gallup, only 15% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs. In Canada and the U.S. – where levels are the highest in the world – the rate for engagement has been stuck at...
Titans of Transformation: 5 Outstanding Examples of Innovation in Business
When it comes to disruption on the modern business landscape, company size is no safeguard. 88% of Fortune 500 companies in the 1955 -2017 period  have either gone bankrupt, merged with other firms, or dropped off the list for other reasons. What’s more, it’s...
The Pirate Approach to Creativity and Innovation in Leadership: Create Value for Your Enterprise with a Buccaneer Mindset
There’s a reason why “the pirate” has proven to be an enduring romantic figure for centuries now. It’s hard not to regard the swashbuckling, rebellious, go-where-the-wind-takes-you approach to life without some sense of envy, particularly if you’re stuck in an office. However, the good...

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